COVID-19 and Travel Delays

Can I host an au pair in 2020?

Yes, we are accepting new host family applications. We have au pairs who are already in the U.S. and available to match now.

If you are looking to match with an au pair outside of the U.S., a recent Presidential Proclamation has temporarily suspended visa issuance of a J-1 au pair visas until the end of the year. Some families may qualify for a “National Interest Exception” which will allow the au pair to receive a visa and arrive in 2020. Exceptions are being considered by the government as follows:

  • You need childcare services for a minor by an au pair possessing the special skills required for a child with particular needs (e.g., medical, special education, or sign language).
  • You need childcare services provided for a child whose parents are involved with the provision of medical care to individuals who have contracted COVID-19 or medical research at United States facilities to help the United States combat COVID-19.

Contact us at 1-800-287-2477 to learn more about hosting in 2020.

Can I apply now and match for a 2021 arrival?

Yes, Au Pair USA is working with host families and au pairs looking to match now and arrive in 2021. In fact, it is a good idea to start early so that your au pair will have plenty of time to make a visa appointment and complete our Au Pair USA training program.

Does my new au pair need to be quarantined?

Host families welcoming their au pair from outside of the U.S. or from another U.S. state are responsible for knowing and complying with all local and state guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including any in-home quarantine requirements.

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